Description: Hart Hall
Date Listed: 26 August 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 328005
OS Grid Reference: NZ7743804977
OS Grid Coordinates: 477438, 504977
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4343, -0.8077
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NZ 70 SE GLAISDALE GLAISDALE SIDE
12/86 Hart Hall
Farmhouse. Originally a C17 longhouse (reset datestone 1684); low
end rebuilt as kitchen and back kitchen 1768, dated on lintel of
cross-passage door with initials A & A C (Andrew & Anne Cook);
upper end rebuilt 1797, dated on keystone of blind doorway with
initials JC, AC (John and Ann Cooke). Herringbone-tooled coursed
sandstone, that in later part of fine quality. Pantiled roof to
lower part, graduated greenslate roof on main (later) house; stone
stacks, ridges, gable copings and kneelers. Linear plan.
Main entrance front: Downhouse 2 storeys, raised from 1½ probably
in early C19, 3 irregular bays and an added outhouse bay at left.
Cross-passage door at right 5 panels, top glazed, in alternate-
block flush jambs with dated lintel. Modern window to left in
chamfered opening, probably once stone-mullioned. Further left a
stable-type door to the back kitchen, with reset datestone initialled
PC above. Picket gate entrance to outhouse. Two 16-pane sashes on
first floor. Large ridge stack, and small chimney at eaves on left.
Main house 2 taller storeys, 3 bays, symmetrical. Raised, chamfered
alternating-block quoins, on front only. Central blind doorway
with finely-tooled quoined jambs and false voussoirs in extended
lintel with dated key. First-floor band breaks forward over
keystone, with initials J.C. Flanking 3-light transomed Yorkshire
sashes with glazing bars in plain raised surround. Similar first-
floor right window, new 30-pane sash at first floor left and blank
central window panel, all in raised, keyed surrounds with slightly-
projecting cills. Corniced and banded end stacks; curved kneelers.
Right return blank but for small attic window in blocked loading
opening. Left (outhouse) return has stable and loading doors.
Rear elevation of main house has 2 stone-mullioned windows on each
floor, 3-light below and 2-light above. Downhouse blank but for
cross-passage door in plain opening at left and a few small windows,
2 inserted; much alteration of masonry at right.
Interior: Cross-passage right wall is original with chamfered
doorway to main house. This has good woodwork throughout, doors
of 4 fielded panels, panelled window shutters, architraves and
dado panelling. In parlour a chimneypiece with guilloche and fret
frieze, and cornice; shaped panel above. Flanking round-headed
panelled cupboards with fluted pilasters, archivolts with shaped
keys; the right-hand cubpoard has domed head and shaped shelves.
Hart Hall .....
Forehouse has firebeam with deep moulded and dentilled cornice,
panels above. Panelled cupboards flank fireplace within alcove.
This part of house has joists with quarter-round moulding. Kitchen
has chamfered plain fire beam and boarded cupboard on right;
cupboard with C17-type small panels at left. Late C18 stone
fireplace, with old reckon, in back kitchen.
Roof structure not seen but said to have principal rafters formed
from re-used cruck blades, possibly from 1684 house (R.C.H.M.
A very good example ofa serial rebuilding, converting a dales
longhouse into spacious living quarters while providing separate
R.C.H.M. op.cit. passim.
Listing NGR: NZ7743804977
Source: English Heritage
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